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Monday, February 7, 2011

Morning Newsdome: Iraqi Prime Minister will not run for reelection. Who should the U.S. army elect now?

Nouri al-Maliki
>> The Egyptian government assembled today for the first formal meeting since President Hosni Mubarak reorganized it during the last three weeks of revolt. While many parts of the country appear to be resuming normal life, there are still protesters calling for the immediate departure of Dick Cheney's BFF. (the New York Times)

>> A day after cutting his salary in half to narrow the income gap, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced he will not run for a third term in 2014. His successor will be the first to lead without U.S. military help--if America withdraws troops as planned, that is. (AP)

>> British Prime Minister David Cameron is under fire for his comments on a new "more active, muscular liberalism" when he said, "When a white person holds objectionable views - racism, for example - we rightly condemn them. But when equally unacceptable views or practices have come from someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious, frankly even fearful, to stand up to them." Fearful no longer. (the New York Times)

>> The English won't have to be fearful of the flu anymore: British scientists have successfully tested a flu vaccine that targets proteins and works against all strains of influenza. Take that bird flu! (the Guardian)

>> And finally: French authorities evacuated 6,000 Parisians on Sunday after they discovered a 1,000-pound bomb from WWII in late January. How dare police ask the French to ruin their leisurely 3-day weekend for a dumb explosive. (the Telegraph)

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